On June 22, Field & Main will be honored to welcome Matt Lane from the esteemed wine estate, Torbreck in the Barossa Valley, Australia, which was designated among the top 100 wine properties in the world by Robert Parker. Founded in 1994 by Scottish lumberjack David Powell, Torbreck bootstrapped its way to production by crop sharing an old-vine vineyard that was neglected because the yields were too low for commercial production. Shortly after the release of the second vintage of the flagship wine, RunRig, Torbreck received critical acclaim, resulting in wines that have been allocated ever since. These wines showcase an intensity and persistence that reflect the pedigree of old vine material and careful winemaking, but in a way eschew the power so associated with other producers in the Barossa. They are like a finely trained master martial artist in a suit—elegant and well put together, but possessing depth and strength that is not overt. This makes them intriguing and beguiling. We will have occasion to showcase several of Torbreck’s wines including an aged Mataro (aka Mourvedre) from 2006 and a co-fermented Shiraz-Viognier from the Decendant vineyard made from vines sourced from the original RunRig vineyard. In addition, the wines featured as well as a broader offering from the estate, including the famed RunRig, will be available for purchase. The event is offered for $129 per person plus tax and service. Seats are limited. Please call for reservations, 540.364.8166.
June 22, 2017 at 6:30pm
Coriander-Apple Chutney on Hearth Bread
Torbreck, "Woodercutters", Semillon, Barossa Valley, 2014
Ember Cooked Parsnip with Coconut-Kaffir Lime Sauce & Toasted Pinenut
Torbreck, "Woodercutters", Rousanne-Viognier-Marsanne, Barossa Valley, 2011
Duck Breast with Roasted Cauliflower, Farro & Black Garlic-Beet Sauce
Torbreck, “The Pict”, Mataro, Barossa Valley, 2006
Grilled Venison Loin with Celeriac Puree & Housemade Worchestershire
Torbreck, “Descendant”, Shiraz-Viognier, Barossa Valley, 2013
Baba au “Bothie” with Orange-Mint Sorbet
Torbreck, “The Bothie”, Muscat, Barossa Valley, 2012
Next Gen Wine Dinner
July 6, 2017
Save the date as Virginia winemakers from Jake Busching Wines, the Wine Reserve at Waterford and Walsh Family Wines join us for an excellent evening of food and wine. More details and menu to come. Please call 540-364-8166 for reservations.